Where scientific knowledge and business meet
RUG Ventures is an early stage investment company. We guide students and researchers with brilliant ideas from the very first step onwards in the process of creating successful companies that add value to society.
RUG Ventures invests in the future
We believe the University of Groningen plants the first seeds for innovation. With our knowledge, experience and financing options, RUG Ventures provides the perfect environment for these seeds to grow into flourishing businesses that truly impact the world.
We offer guidance from the very first step onwards. Whether you have already finished your business plan or are still in the process of figuring it all out, you have come to the right place. We can offer you the tools to transform your idea into a successful and independent business.
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How our business helps yours
Our core competence is to provide the necessary support to start up your business. During our meetings we will determine, together with the founders, which option fits best with the company.
We focus on what we know best
Because of our close ties with the University of Groningen, we have a very broad expertise. Our focus therefore lies on a wide range of areas.
Increasing people’s health and quality of life through prevention and care.
Improving the food production system from start to finish with a focus on sustainability and health.
Developing digital initiatives that contribute towards an improved society and a sustainable future.
Aiding the transition towards green chemistry and a circular and sustainable economy.
Ensuring water safety and regulating fresh water supplies for nature and agriculture.
Enabling the technologies, materials and machinery of the future.
Facts & Figures
RUG Ventures has been active for over 25 years and our track record investing in early stage startups has been more than successful.